Mark Stanford, Oxford University
Megan Lawson, Virginia Tech
Joe McReynolds, Georgetown University
Teach in China
Teaching English in China is fun, deeply educational, a great resume builder and right at your fingertips. As a result of CLI's vast network of relationships and resources, we are proud to introduce our Teach in China program!
Simple Sign-up Process
To enroll in CLI's Teach in China program, simply complete our online application. You will then receive an e-mail from our admissions counselor explaining next steps.
After years of hearing stories of friends' difficulties landing an enjoyable and reliable teaching job in China, CLI realized that trustworthy options to teach in China are few and far between. Each of CLI's directors have taught English at a variety of levels and in a variety of settings throughout China. As a result, we have gained considerable experience learning the ins and outs of the job. More importantly, CLI has established a strong network of elementary, middle and high school contacts as well as friendships with university administrators who are all enthusiastic to welcome new teachers from abroad to their schools' English departments.
What We Provide
By enrolling in CLI's Teach in China program, you will be offered a 5-month or 10-month contract (your choice) guaranteeing a carefully selected and reliable English teaching job in the city of Guilin. Countryside teaching positions within two hours of downtown Guilin are also available and can be provided upon request.
Teachers are placed at varying grade levels depending on availability in Guilin. You will be provided with a salary ranging from 3,500 to 4,500 CNY per month, your own private apartment, 24/7 emergency assistance, assistance in obtaining a Chinese visa, and a warm welcome into the CLI community. Teachers should expect to teach between 15 and 18 hours per week, but no more than 20. At least 10 hours per week of class preparation time should be expected.
As CLI is primarily a Chinese language training organization, you'll also have ample opportunity to learn the Chinese language.
Where You'll Teach
After years of living, studying, working and traveling in China, CLI's team of American founders have come to realize that there is no place quite like Guilin. With a comfortable combination of upbeat city life, small town community feel, stunning natural scenery, an excellent Chinese language learning environment and friendly people at every turn, we truly believe Guilin is the perfect location to experience China and teach English.
For a comprehensive guide to teaching English in China, please reference the US Embassy to China's Teaching English in China page.
The primary requirement for CLI's Teach in China program is a 4-year college degree from an American, Australian or British institution. In accordance with standards set by CLI's grade school and university partners, participants are also required to obtain TEFL certification. There is a range of certification options and we do not prefer any particular method of certification over another.